D is for Design, Dress, and DOP!

Submitted by Jane Kirkland on

Welcome to another installment of the electronic journals spotlight series! In keeping with our commitment to providing first-class research materials, the library continues to expand its collection of electronic journals, accessible via the E-Journals A-Z list on the library’s homepage. This month we’re in the D’s where we’ll be taking a look at dress, design and DOP.

Wondering what DOP stands for? Byzantinists will know that it refers to the Dumbarton Oaks Papers, published at Harvard University since 1941 and now digitized and available in JSTOR. The DOP is an annual publication of articles relating to late antique, early medieval, and Byzantine civilization in art, architecture, history, archaeology and literature.

Design Issues was the first American academic journal to examine design history, theory and criticism. Published by MIT Press, regular features include theoretical and critical articles and special guest-edited issues concentrate on particular themes, such as design education and design in Asia.

Curious about costumes? Dress, the journal of the Costume Society of America, examines such diverse areas of study as examination of dress in art, social history, anthropology and material culture. A personal favorite: “Mummies are Called Upon to Contribute to Fashion – Pre-Tutankhamun Egyptian Revivalism in Dress” (October 2014 issue) explores the explosion of “Egyptomania” in fashion after the discovery of Tutankhamun’s tomb in 1922. “Tutmania” flappers and all.

Check out the big list online, and I’ll see you in December for a visit to the letter E!